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by south korea and the u.s. in the sea of japan and the yellow sea. >>> a strong typhoon is approaching southern china. this follows tropical storm conson that hit just last week. we now go to saki ochi from the weather desk with the latest information. >> we have been keeping an eye on the storm system. it's been gradually strengthening in the past 24 hours. it's now a strong typhoon with wind speeds well over 120 kilometers per hour and gusts much, much stronger. right now hainan island, parts of guangdong province already feeling the effects of those strong winds, and they will likely get stronger as the core of the system approaches in the next couple of hours. after that it is expected to head in toward northern vietnam. so all this area will be looking at those winds to get stronger. and of course there will be the rain. plenty of moisture associated with this system. heavy rains have been starting to fall across hainan island and parts of coastal china. that will then head in toward the hanoi region of northern vietnam. so really, a lot more rains to fall in the next couple of da
margin cars made in the u.s.a. outpaced imports in terms of quality. but have the car companys' images improved? us automakers finally listened. consumers seem to be shifting their views about buying american. "cadillacs are awesome. i mean my next car is a cadillac. reporter: and you are driving what right now? a lexus. this is a great car for as long as i have had it don't get me wrong, but cadillac is putting out a great car right now. and, yeah, i will go back to buying american." "we now have people thinking i want to buy american." david koehler, marketing professor at the university of illinois at chicago believes american automakers are doing a better job of keying in on what consumers want. "i think that as for becoming more fuel efficient, environmentally friendly, it's becoming better." "would you buy an american car? do you think the quality is getting better? i do, i do feel like the quality is getting better. especially now that taxpayers bailed them out. they were forced to." koehler agrees bailout money sparked u.s. automakers to improve quality. ford did not take the
of the accused spies who lived in russia but worked for the u.s. government -- their roles are being debated right now, but they are here now on american soil and ending a significant chapter in espionage. on the tarmac in vienna, austria, cameras captured a true spy swap. the russian plane on the left and the u.s. on the right and both taking off. \ russian tv. the arrivals live. three men accused of spying for the u.s. and one headed for london. they include a researcher, two former russian military members and a kgb officers. prosecutors say this does not mean a message has not been sent. >> if you come to america to spy on americans, he will be arrested. >> as for their children born here, all are either in russia or on the way. some of the accused still proclaim their innocence, like the new york on trip nor threw her attorney. -- new york entrepreneur. >> she always was a businesswoman. >> what is amazing is that all of this has happened in less than two weeks, perhaps because the u.s. had been planning for it. white house officials say the u.s. had been considering a spy swap as early
on friday morning on investor jitters over the u.s. economic outlook. the nikkei 225 closed the morning session at 9,550 points, down 1.5%, or 146 ticks almost. sell orders dominated due to the strength of the yen, and on the weakness of new york shares. some electronics and automotive shares bucked the trend on the back of robust earnings reports. to currencies, on the tokyo foreign exchange the dollar is losing ground against the yen on friday morning. the greenback is currently changing hands at 86.47-51. investors took their cue from the dollar's overnight losses in other markets. contributing to the fall was the downgrade by the u.s. federal reserve of its economic assessment for some districts, dampening america's recovery outlook. concerns over ballooning u.s. fiscal deficits are also weighing down on the dollar. >>> and here's a look at the latest long-term interest rates. this is the yield on the benchmark ten-year japanese government bond. in other asian markets, hong kong's hang seng opened down 0.4%. it's currently down 0.2%, slightly recovered here. the shanghai key index f
, and they paint a devastating picture of the war in afghanistan. >>> this, as u.s. forces launch a manhunt for two american sailors who vanished three days ago. >>> top kill. bp's embattled ceo tony hayward reportedly set to be shown the door as the company's board meets today. will a change at the helm help bp's reputation with america? >>> and painful mix-up. police confuse a young survivor of an accident with another girl who died. this morning we'll hear from the father who spent a week at the bedside of a girl who turned out to be someone else's daughter. the tragic story today, monday, to be someone else's daughter. the tragic story today, monday, july 26, 2010. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> and good morning. welcome to "today" on a monday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> i'm ann curry. those documents on the website called wikileaks could be the largest unauthorized disclosure in u.s. history. they are painting a blaeak picture. >> 92,000 documents. they span six years. the u.s. is saying the leak jeopardizes those serving in the region. who leaked the reports and why? what d
illegal immigration. the u.s. justice department has, indeed, filed a lawsuit that challenges the state of arizona's tough new immigration law. the measure set to go into effect later this month. the law requires local police to question possible illegal immigrants and also makes it a crime for legal immigrants not to carry their documents. the obama administration argues federal law trumps the state law. the president himself called this plan misguided and one senior justice department official said today that allowing it opens the door for a patchwork of immigration laws across the country. we think that is untenable. but supporters say they need this law because they claim the feds haven't done enough to stop illegal immigration. the arizona governor jan brewer who signed this bill into law released a statement that reads, in part, today's filing is nothing more than a massive waste of taxpayer funds. these funds could be better used against the violent mexican cartels than the people of arizona. anita vogel on fox top story in our northwest newsroom. strong reaction from arizona law
: tonight, u.s. lawmakers demand answers. toyota's trouble. a grand jury now subpoenaing the company. this time it's not about pedal problems and this time it could be criminal. tonight might car company executives actually do time in jail? but, first from fox this tuesday night, the questions of whether bp tried to help a convicted terrorist get out of prison in exchange for oil contracts? united states lawmakers and the british prime minister david cameron are just minutes away from a highly anticipated meeting on this controversy. and tonight's meeting comes just hours after the british prime minister indicated while here that he will not support an inquiry into the release of the libyan terrorist abdel alma g.p.s. grahi. he had been serving a sentence for a bombing over lockerbie scotland in 19 8. last year scotland released him on compassionate grounds. because some doctors said he had but months to live. he is still very much alive. u.s. lawmakers have been asking whether bp's oil company helped get him released in an agreement involving energy deals and blood money. >> the dec
more u.s. soldiers were killed in afghanistan in the last 24 hours, bringing the total to 66 for july-- the most in a single month since the war began. >> woodruff: and i'm judy woodruff. on the "newshour" tonight, ray suarez talks to two veterans of the iraq and afghanistan conflicts about the continued challenge from deadly roadside bombs or i.e.d.s-- the number one killer of americans. >> lehrer: we explore the latest mix of economic numbers and the prospects for the auto industry with business reporter micki maynard and economist martin bailey. >> woodruff: david brooks and ruth marcus, sitting in for mark shields, present their analysis of the week's news. ♪ >> lehrer: and sting with strings. jeffrey brown talks to rock star sting about his newest musical challenge-- performing with a 45 piece orchestra. >> the royal if i ma mar:-- philharmonic is a serious orchestra. so in a way it does flatter my ego but also i have to step up to the plate and... and you know, so it's a big challenge for me. >> lehrer: that's all ahead on tonight's "newshour." major funding for the pbs newsho
to rendezvous. >> only two more u.s. shuttles remaining. >> i think this is another indication what a great mistake it is to close the shuttle program down right now. >> homer hickum, thank you so much. >> my pleasure. >>> now to day 74 of the disaster in the gulf. bp is ahead of scheduling drilling the relief well on the sea noor. that relief well seen as the most promising way to get the crisis under control. a live look at the spill cam. toxic crude is gushing out. bp captured or burned 25,000-gallons yesterday, about half the total leaking every day. we cannot confirm any numbers. fortunately engineers are closing in on the broken well thousands of feet below the sea bed. according to the national incident commander, retired admiral thad allen, that means the operation could be finished faster. the white house is working on a revised moratorium on deep sea oil drilling in federal court. the previous ban was struck down and the proposed rules are more flexible. but as the oil continues to wash ashore, the toll on birds is about to get dramatically worst. the gulf coast economy is bracing
. >>> a developing story from afghanistan. monday was a deadly day for international forces. nato says five u.s. troops and the british soldiers were killed in separate bombings around that country. 14 u.s. and international troops have been killed in afghanistan this month. >>> 78 of the oil disaster in the gulf of mexico. rough weather is delaying efforts to contain the oil. choppy seas have kept skimming boats in port. the oil has reached every gulf coast states. bp says its first relief wells should be finished in early next month. one expert says the company will need another oilwell to completely stop the leak. >>> the justice department has decided to file a lawsuit against arizona over its immigration law. it could be filed as early as today. the government will argue the federal law takes precedence over state law. the law gives police the power to question anyone suspected of being an illegal immigrant. >>> 6:07 on this tuesday. still ahead, your mail could be on the verge of getting a lot more expensive. we will tell you why. >>> why fewer trains are running during the back to work r
an easy relationship with the u.s., but clinton went out of her way to show hamid karzai respect. even as she embraced the afghan government's effort to step up and take control of the country, clinton reminded delegates that there's still much work to be done. >> we have no intention of abandoning our long term mission of achieving the kind of afghanistan that president karzai set forth in his speech. >> reporter: afghan president hamid karzai said his government was ready to take more control of the war against insurgents and also the billions of dollars of foreign aid flowing in to afghanistan. but with greater control comes greater responsibility. afghanistan is one of the most corrupt countries in the world and delegates from more than 60 different countries are demanding the afghan government cleans up its act. the secretary of state was delivering a delicately balanced message. on one hand promising the u.s. has a long term commitment to the afghan cause. on the other, reminding everyone that president obama would like to see u.s. troop numbers here start to fall in a year's tim
despite the fact that a u.s. district judge in phoenix stopped some of the most controversial provisions of the bill from taking effect. >> stopping people with probable cause, turning them over to i.c. e. she didn't restroke that. >> reporter: including the portion that included police to revoke immigration status if they think the person they stopped on a crime is in the country illegally. several protesters who were ready to be arrested were stopped. some in new york city staged their own showing of solidarity. >> we have more than appetite for is comprehensive immigration reform. that secures our border and forces our laws, protects our workers, unites our families and has a path to legalization. >> reporter: and despite the well publicized protest, recent polls show that almost half of californians and the majority of americans support the arizona immigration law. rob roth is live with that part of the story. >> reporter: we're in the foothill boulevard overpass, this is where dozens of people are expected to rally in support of arizona immigration bill. if you have already arrived,
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as the eastern u.s. bakes in the summer sun. >>> good morning, we're glad you're with us on this monday. after 2 1/2 months and no end in sight, the price tag for the worst environmental disaster in history keeps growing for bp. >> company has now said it has spent $3 billion trying to plug the hole, paying claims to reimbursing the government. and this morning, more of the gulf is closed to fishing. >> 81,000 square miles now off-limits as bad weather keeps many of the oil skimmers in port. matt gutman reports. >> reporter: as the oil gushes, bp is hemorrhaging cash. $1 billion a month on the cleanup alone. abc news learned that the embattled company has demand its 22 minority partners in this botched well pitch in and pay $400 million for the month of may alone. june hasn't been tallied. and having lost half of its stock value since the spill, the company is scanning reportedly for investors all of that as this well shoots 1 million gallons of oil into the gulf today a day. and to clean it up, the world's largest skimmer continues to proul the gulf for oil. bp and the coast guard will decide i
believe it or not over the next 24 hours. jon: back here in the u.s., a tornado watch in effect in the upper midwest. the national weather service saying parts of minnesota and north dakota could be in the path of some very dangerous storms. rick reichmuth in the fox extreme weather center for us now. >> reporter: watching this line of storms really develop this morning, moving across, as you said, minnesota into wisconsin, we have a moderate risk of severe weather but this line right there, as it continues to move very quickly through the area, will see that of that severe weather, the tornado watch in effect until 4:00 p.m. and we'll see more weather again as the day heats up again behind this storm. here's a look at where that severe threat is, you can see this red area is the bull's eye, the yellow area, a slight risk, that extends towards the panhandle of oklahoma, in towards texas. but that moderate risk area is likely where we could see any of the tornadoes today. certainly very significant wind damage at times. the other story that we're dealing with across the country a
. >> these protesters chanted at the white house ahead of that meeting. they are calling for an end to all u.s. aid to israel. the two are meeting one day after israel eased its blockade of the gaza strip and israel is pushing for face-to-face peace talks with the palestinians. >>> the justice department is filing suit against arizona. this could happen as early as todaydoj sources say the government is challenging the arizona immigration law. they say enforcing immigration laws is a federal job. it gives arizona police officers the ability to check people's immigration status. >>> bp says it is about to connect a third recovery ship to capture twice as many barrels of oil per day. the oil leak is still going strong and it has hit the beaches of texas. >> along the texas coast, tourists mingle with tara balls. they originated from the deep water horizon theme that would hurt all the business on the beach that gets their money. >> officials say the tart balls were carried in by chips and not current. >> we think this may be an anomaly and an alternative theory, perhaps a ballast tank had some the to
evening, everyone. the u.s. economy lost jobs in june, the first time that's happened this year. tom, today's employment report didn't give americans much to cheer about as they head off for the holiday weekend. >> tom: susie, 125,000 jobs were lost, mostly because thousands of temporary census bureau workers left their jobs the unemployment rate fell unexpectedly to 9.5%, down from 9.7%. but that's only because many people stopped looking for work. >> susie: today's report reinforced worries that the economic recovery could be getting off track and the economy will slow over the next six months. scott gurvey has explains. >> reporter: if you were expecting today's report on employment in june to provide a clear picture of the outlook for the rest of the year you were disappointed. and if policymakers at the fed and in congress were looking to the report for guidance in the debate between additional stimulus and a new austerity they too were disappointed. the private sector did add jobs and more jobs than it added in may. and yes, the unemployment rate fell. but that was a result of
before. >> reporter: economists say the recent skittishness in global markets is also making many u.s. firms cautious about their hiring and capital spending. and it's not just fortune 500 companies that are reluctant to commit to new workers. manager min tu of this new york city subway shop says he doesn't need any more help. >> now, we are not hiring. now, we have enough people for this business. last year is okay, but before we had four to five people. now is slower; four is okay. >> reporter: that trend is bad news for the u.s. economy, because small businesses typically are major job producers. economist thomas berner says small firms are not very optimistic about the prospects for future sales in the current economic environment. >> they're worried about where the cycle is going, like everybody, and that adds to their uncertainty on top of not being able to borrow money as easily or at the same rate as, for example, larger companies. >> reporter: hiring momentum may be slowing in the u.s., but most experts do believe companies will continue to add jobs to their payrolls this yea
converted and it actually came into u.s. waters about a week ago last friday and couldn't have been used earlier. it's just manufactured and brought into the gulf. >> one of the things that the guy in charge of this company says is that it can produce 15 million gallons of oily water a day. seems like a tremendous amount. do you think it can really hit that number? >> well, i'd be very surprised if it hits that number. that's the theoretical capacity. that assumes calm water and thick oil all the time. but even if you're getting 10%, that's a big step in the right direction and it can work 24 hours a day on scene, all the time. doesn't have to worry about the heavy weather. may not allow it to collect oil as effectively as calm weather but the ship doesn't have to come in and if properly managed, can be skimming 24 hours a day. i have hopes to help an awful lot in getting oil off the surface offshore before the oil comes on shore and causes more damage. >> professor, since we heard a little barking there at the beginning, man's best friend, obviously, what kind of dog do you have? >> it
it keeps money flowing into the u.s. economy. why would they want to add to the debt when they still have lots of money that still hasn't been earmarked for anything? >> i can't answer that directly but i can say that speaker pelosi -- speaker pelosi, president obama and senator reid thinks spend more money, that's the best way to create jobs, spend more money, extend jobless benefits, they say that's a way of creating jobs. many economists say that's not correct. we're getting earnings reports from the financial companies, the economy, the recovery, has stalled, that you can say for sure. secondly, this extension of unemployment benefits will definitely add to the overall decifit. $34 billion. because we've got to borrow this money. if you look at the debt clock, that means that by the end of this day or by early tomorrow morning, top left, there you go, we've crossed $13.2 trillion. we'll be at 13.22 by the end of tomorrow or early into thursday morning. we're adding to the decifit. you can definitely say that. martha: i mentioned, we all remember not too long ago, they passed pay go wh
nothing. >> i believe [unintelligible] >> a u.s. embassy spokesman denied rumors the russian was at the u.s. embassy. hillary clinton had no comment. >> we are committed to building a new and positive relationship with russia wherever we can. the judge agreed with the government. a third suspect from arlington was denied bond and will stay behind bars until they go before the judge. if they were not behind bars they could easily leave the country. they would have to get to the russian consulate. >>> republican bob ehrlich has declared his candidacy to become maryland's governor. he took a leave of absence from the baltimore law firm he has been working. he filed a financial disclosure form as required at the ethics commission. he is expected to face martin o'malley in a rematch from 2006. >>> his former lt. gov. michael steele is in during calls to resign over comments he made about president obama's handling of the war in afghanistan. >> this is not something the u.s. has actively prosecuted. >> eight chairmen3 comments thursday during a fund- raiser in connecticut -- the chairman made tho
>> president obama will be at the white house today. he will pend time with u.s. troops and their families. vice president joe biden's second day of the trip to iraq. one headline says this is seen as a move to end the political deadlock there. also, today general david patraeus officially took command of the mission in afghanistan. a quote from him in this important endeavor teamwork is not an option. this is a tough mission. there is nothing easy about it said the general. on this independence day we have the question for you to open the program. is america exceptional? we have that from one writer from the new yo"new york daily who says it is time to rescue the idea that america is exceptional. what do you think? [phone numbers on the line] host: we have this piece on this fourth of july titled "bring back the old glory." he says the notion of american exceptionalism that it is a unique nation on earth if not in all history is in decline among much of the country's self-appointed chattering classes. they write the lion's share of books, magazines, editorials and blogs
openly. >> we don't see police. there's no police around here. >> reporter: a u.s. district court judge agreed with the obama administration that the arizona law was unconstitutional on its face. arizona filed an appeal to the ninth circuit court of appeals. the legal controversy over sp 1070 will likely be decided in the supreme court. brad wheelis, abc news. >>> authorities say the federal judge in the case has been getting threats over her controversial ruling. and they are taking them all seriously. the u.s. marshal spokesman says judge susan bolton, has received thousands of phone calls and e-mails since her preliminary injunction this week. the threats are all being investigated. >>> on capitol hill, the house ethics committee is preparing to try new york congressman charles rangel for a series of ethics violations. the charges against the democrat have now been made public after a two-year investigation. jonathan karl has the story. >> reporter: the ethics committee report on rangel is detailed. and it is scathe. it accuses him of, quote, a pattern of disregard for the laws of th
of cheating have turned up. >>> coming up, two u.s. troops disappear in afghanistan. a dramatic rescue caught on tape. the woman escaped a brush with death after falling on to train tracks. and a music festival turns deadly. what triggered this stampede? >>> at least 17 people died, 80 were injured at a stampede at a music festival in germany. they were crushed inside of a tunnel at the festival. the panic started when the police tried to stop thousands of people from trying to enter the parade grounds that were packed with hundreds of others. emergency workers had trouble getting to the victims because of the crowds. initially, the concert continued with partygoers on aware of the deadly panic. >>> two u.s. troops are missing in afghanistan. it released a statement the service members left the compound yesterday and did not return. also, five u.s. soldiers died in bombings in the south today, where international forces are stepping up the fight against the insurgents. a photographer embedded in an outpost filled the fire fight with the taliban. >>> north korea says it will respond if the u.s
to the crimes allegedly committed in the u.s. -- officials in the bahamas say that. >>> a company that runs popular rides a suspended them last week after a boat accident in philadelphia where a barge hit a boat, killing some people. the boat to examine safety procedures and determined it was safe to operate their rides again. the washington, d.c.-area boats are run by a separate company and were not affected by the shutdown. >>> new photographs from cuban leader fidel castro, allegedly taken last week at a tune in to -- cuban's think tank meeting. he is 83 years old. the last known photographs of fidel castro were taken about five months ago. >>> 7 is on your side tonight about those flavored alcoholic drinks containing caffeine. senator chuck schumer once the product investigated. he says they are deceptive and designed to attract under age drinkers. the labels on the colorful cans looks similar to non alcoholic energy drinks. >>> and there is a synthetic marijuana that is being marketed as incense. several states have banned the product, which is sold under many different names, includin
information about u.s. business, scientific and political affairs to pass on to the russian government. many of them make court appearances today. >>> attention, parents of children who received free jewelry trinkets from a number of clinics the last five years. it may be tainted with toxic metal called cadmium. the government announced a recall of 70,000 of the so-called children's happy charm bracelets and rings distributed by doctors and dentists since 2005. it is the fourth recall this year of chinese-made jewelry. >>> here's an airline travel nightmare we haven't heard of before. a us airways flight from atlanta to charlotte was forced to return to the gate after maggots fell from the overhead bin onto seated passengers. they came from a container of spoiled meat that had been stowed by a passenger. the airline cleaned the plane and then the flight continued. the person who carried on the meat took a later flight. i'm sure was heckled by everybody else on board that plane. can you imagine? >> no, can we get away from this video? i don't want to imagine. >> as if snakes on a plane wasn't
sreenivasan in our news room. >> 3 u.s. troops and a british soldier were killed by roadside booms in afghanistan today t that made a dozen international troops to die in the first five days of july. meanwhile, leading u.s. senators warned americans just expect more such days. republican john mccain spoke in kabul. >> there are obviously obstacles that lie ahead. there will be more difficulty times in the short-term. casualties will go up. but i'm convinced we can succeed and will succeed in khandahar is obviously the key area and if we succeed there, we will succeed in the rest of this struggle. >> reporter: khandahar is a taliban stronghold. the planned offensive to seize the city has been delayed. the democratic republic of congo began two days of mourning today for at least 242 people killed in a tanker truck explosion on friday. more than 200 others were hurt. the truck tipped over near a site where people had gathered to watch the world cup soccer matches. dozens ran toward the truck and began scooping up fuel before the explosion. some 61 women and 36 children were among the
retired admiral is dress in the civilian clothes today. he transitioned from the u.s. coast guard to a senior executive on secretary janet napolitano staff. he will carry out his duties saying it hampers containment efforts. >> the 24-hour period that ended last night at mid fwhirkt recovered 23,000 barrels. i had stop operations a couple times due to lightning in the area. >> reporter: there is new hope for clean-up and the giant ship. the huge investigate sell in louisiana and capable of cleaning as much as 21 middle gallons of contaminated water each day. >> as you realize, this is an all hands-on deck revolution. anything that's affected. >> reporter: meanwhile, bp's president and ceo of gulf coast restoration, bob dudley, took to the web this afternoon. he took questions from the public during a web cast. >> we now know that something happened. something didn't work. we need to make sure it doesn't happen anywhere ever again. >> reporter: bp again trying to prove it's listening and doing the best to clean up this mess. in pensacola beach, florida. nbc news. >> the bp oil spil
to some of the most educated people in the u.s. researchers of the bookings institution say half of the adults in the d.c. area have college degrees, more than a fifth have graduate or professional degrees. that's more than any other metro area in the nation. >>> one of those smart people, former white house press secretary dana perino has a new job at george washington university. he served as press secretary for president george w. bush from 2007 to 2009. well now she'll be an adjunct professional. she was the first to serve as a white house press secretary. >>> new claims for unemployment numbers will see a drop but most warn not to read too much into that. initial jobless claims dropped to 429,000. that is the lowest level in nearly two years but one concern is that manufacturing companies, including general motors, reported fewer seasonal layoffs than they normally do this time of year. >>> and a new fox 5 franchise. ask the question, is the world broke? here is a likely sign. thousands of people lined up for a federal jobs fair in downtown d.c. wisdom martin was there as we
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to see leave. in mexico, at least three people have died as a result of this storm, but so far in the u.s., early reports indicate no deaths, serious injuries or major damage. emily? >> okay. whit johnson, thank you, on south padre island. thanks, whit. >>> while alex stayed south of the gulf oil spill, the big storm whipped up high waves that stalled cleanup efforts and pushed more oil-polluted water inland. mark strassmann has that part of the story. >> reporter: leoda bladsacker walked on to grand isle beach worried. what do you see? >> what do i see? i see alex churning up that gulf and churning up that oil, and i know before it's over with, we're going to get a bunch of it, just when. >> reporter: when? right away. bladsacker looked behind her, one tar ball, then hundreds more, some actually washing over the boom in churning waves like this one. see this oil? it's also new, pushed to shore by alex. all summer long, that spill out on the gulf will be the wild card in what forecasters say will be a very active hurricane season. the good news, a hurricane's force should help break up or
. >>> meanwhile, general david petraeus won unanimous senate confirmation as the top u.s. commander in afghanistan. after the vote, he flew to nato headquarters in brussels to brief officials there. >>> elian gonzalez, the cuban boy who sparked the international custody battle says he's not angry at the miami relatives who fought to keep i'm in the u.s. the 16-year-old boy marked the tenth anniversary of his return with castro. his mother and others fleeing cuba drowned, trying to get to america. >>> time, now, for this morning's weather from around the nation. alex could send more twisters across parts of texas. heavy rain in the gulf coast. flash flooding in corpus chri i christi. several storms in bismarck, stretching into billings and helena, montana. >> 112 in phoenix. 63 in seattle. 80s from the twin cities down to dallas. 70s in chicago, detroit and much of the east coast. miami will climb to 92. new orleans, 87. and atlanta is 89 degrees. >>> when we come back on this thursday, joran van der sloot facing new charges here in the u.s. >>> and new problems for toyota. announcing that more th
the republican party. >> general pay try us said the u.s. in afghanistan to win. he has just months to show progress. president obama wants to start withdrawing troops starting next july. joe biden is urging iraqi politicians to help their wobbling democracy. iraq's political factions are no negotiating who will dictate the government. meanwhile, attacks in two cities left four people dead. on day 77 offer the oil disaster in the duh!. choppy seafoods have kept boats in important and t port. hasn't stopped the whale from completing another day of trials but in the meanwhile the current could carry it to beaches in miami and ft. lauderdale. next how the region marked the nation's birthday. downtown for the fireworks show and toyota's latest recall. >> now the forecast looking extremely hot and a damage has ( chirping, music ) ♪ pop-tarts®! i'll have a frosted strawberry... as an ice cream sandwich. ♪ chocolate fudge... on a stick please! ( crunch ) with the endless possibilities of kellogg's® pop-tarts, it's sure to be a picture perfect summer. pop-tarts®. made for fun™. my friends
to be making people feel comfortable, and people are invested in the u.s. for all kinds of reasons about our security and economic and political system, so why do we think we will get that kind of balance and the long run simply because we have a plan? >> that is a very good question, and we discussed that at our meeting a few weeks ago. a number of analysts think the austerity plan greece has agreed to will not work. for many analysts, it is not credible, and that seems to be wired it is not coming fears about three debt -- seems to be why it is not calming fears about greek debt. another issue of our advisers thought was important was the underlying economic nature of the country involve greater -- country involved. our treasury debt is viewed as an asset. when there are problems in the rest of the world, money tends to come here. our treasury rates are already pretty low, and that brings us to something we could easily model. in the discussion i had earlier, i tried to be vaguer, and she talked about the importance of a greater clarity. a very important aspect of recession in early recove
, or in arizona, the know if they are applied to become u.s. citizens? caller: i do not know. but i'm just concerned with the reality of people living here in arizona. i get tired of people attacking the president over. he is not doing anything different from the last five presidents, none of them have done anything about this. there is no way to round them up. how'd you do that? there is no one who has the money to do that. we have to deal with it in a rational way that makes sense. host: in this article, and the challenge expected for weeks, justice department attorneys said the law of arizona violates the constitutioo by turn to supersede federal law and by impairing the right to travel and conduct interstate commerce of illegal immigrants. the next phone call comes from bakersfield, california. caaler: the way that i see it the federal government has done apparently all they can about illegal immigration. the state of arizona is just trying to say, hey, we know what is going on. we know that we have people who aae crossing the border illegally, so we will try to put a stop to it. the f
street drugs like meth, crack, heroin. the u.s. drug enforcement administration is having a difficult time getting a grasp on the pill trade, so they start from the bottom, hoping to bust individuals and lead to corrupt doctors and pharmacies. >> we hope to pull them out of the market and do the buy-outside. >> reporter: where are we going to ride? in the back? >> the issue is in the mind of many prescription drugs is not as bad and it's not as dangerous, and in reality, it really is. >> the lexington market. >> we drove past it. >> we will park right around there. you can see the agents there on the corner with their jarkts on. >> they're taking them down, if you guys want to hop out here. >> reporter: you guys just busted how many people? >> i think it was two. >> reporter: two people. what we they selling youy they were selling an opiate blocker and it's hard to abuse, so anyone buying it and selling it is trying to fight the pain of withdrawal but even these pills have become a valuable commodity like an atm in a bottle. these prescription and pills are meant for someone with a pr
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